Seahawks' Thomas ending holdout: 'The disrespect has been well-noted'

Seahawks' Thomas ending holdout: 'The disrespect has been well-noted'

Seahawks' Thomas ending holdout: 'The disrespect has been well-noted'

"I've never let me teammates, city or fans down as long as I've lived and don't plan on starting this weekend", he wrote. Yes, it's the best news Seattle has received in weeks: The team's most talented player can possibly be on the field for the regular season opener Sunday at Denver.

While playing at UCF, Griffin helped the Knights to an undefeated season in his final year while earning SI All-Bowl Team honors for his performance in the Peach Bowl vs. Thomas' reaction to the lack of a resolution was clear in his post: "The disrespect has been noted and will not be forgotten".

Thomas doesn't likely want to sit out all season, and he nearly undoubtedly wouldn't, but the Seahawks have until the NFL's trade deadline to continue fining him and collecting the money from all of the games and practices he's skipping. They even upped their offer to a second as of this morning. Obviously, the All-Pro safety wasn't happy, but he'll be back on the field for Seattle in Week 1. Time will tell, but for now, Thomas will remain in Seattle.

That has led to a stalemate that has had Seattle entertaining trade offers for Thomas since last spring. "Seattle wasn't interested; it wants more", Schefter reports.

Thomas will apparently avoid becoming the first Seahawk since Kam Chancellor in 2015 to miss games due to a holdout.

A second-round pick would replace the second-rounder Seattle doesn't have in 2019 as part of the deal to acquire left tackle Duane Brown from Houston last October.

Thomas has since reported to the Seahawks.

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